Know Before You Go: MNUFC2 vs. Sporting KC II


MLS NEXT Pro Matchday 27: MNUFC2 vs. Sporting KC II | #MINvSKC
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. CT
Location: National Sports Center
Broadcast Stream: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass


Game Central

In their most recent match, MNUFC2 took two points after a wild 13-round penalty kick shootout where goalie Fred Emmings made four fantastic saves. The Twosies return to Blaine this Sunday to face Sporting KC II for their final regular season home game of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro regular season. With only one game left in regular-season play after Sunday, the Loons are on the hunt for as many points as possible to secure their postseason spot. In their last two meetings, a single point has separated MNUFC2 from their Kansas City counterparts. With both the playoffs on the line and a history of tight scorelines, Sunday's game is one you won't want to miss. Purchase your tickets today at to see the Twos under the Friday night lights. For those who can't make it out to Blaine, MLS Season Pass from Apple TV has you covered. For more information on how to navigate the National Sports Center, read the matchday information below.

Matchday Info

Free parking at the National Sports Center will be available in Lots F and G and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tailgating is back at NSC! While we recommend Lot F for any pre-match fellowship, there is no designated area to stick to. We simply ask that fans who plan to take advantage of this opportunity abide by the following restrictions:

  • No glass
  • No charcoal
  • No feeding any wildlife
  • Trash and recycling must be properly disposed of
  • Alcohol must remain in Lots F and G

Fans should plan to enter the NSC Stadium via the North Gate. There will only be one entry gate available on game day, opening 1 hour prior to kickoff.

Security Screening and Bag Policy
Standard MNUFC screening procedures will be in place for MNUFC2 games at the National Sports Center. Each guest will be subject to walk through a magnetometer, and guests with bags will be asked to open their bags for a brief search. The clear-bag policy will not be enforced at the National Sports Center Stadium. All bags that are 12” x 6” x 12” or smaller will be allowed into the stadium. Guests with diaper bags or medical bags will have their bags checked and then tagged, but will not have size restrictions. There will not be a bag check service available for games played at the National Sports Center. Any guests with non-admissible bags will be asked to return their bags to their car.

Food & Beverage
Grab-and-go concession items will be available for purchase inside the stadium, including chips and peanuts. There will also be beer, soda and water available to pair with your snacks.

Cashless Purchasing
For the safety of those attending matches, all ticket and in-stadium purchases will be conducted in a touchless manner.

Autograph Alley
MNUFC2 players will be signing autographs on their way back to the locker room after the match. Fans that want to score some signatures should meet behind sections 3 and 4 of the seating bowl, where they will be guided down to the autograph area by event staff. Fans of all ages are invited to participate.

Postgame PKs
Once the players have cleared the field after Autograph Alley, fans between the ages of 3 and 15 will have the chance to take a PK on the very same turf that the team plays on. After signing a waiver, participants gathered behind sections 3 and 4 of the seating bowl will be guided down to the field by event staff.


Matchday Policies

Get the most out of your matchday by learning the dos and the do nots of MNUFC2 games at the National Sports Center.

Social Media

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